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Poster: Fuzzy Logic Date: May 1, 2004 11:53pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Un Chien Andalou

The film was Public Domain till August 16th, 1996. I should recieve FAX from "Grands Films Classiques" regarding their copyright claim on this film.
The US law is problematic. In the worse case, this film will remain available in websites outside the US.

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Poster: movie boi Date: May 2, 2004 1:11am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

"In the worse case, this film will remain available in websites outside the US."

That's not true. Many countries use author's life plus 70 years. Who is considered the author of a film differs by country, but I think most would consider Salvador Dali as an author who died in 1989.

So, the film will be PD in the US in 2024, but not until 2059 in many others including the EU.

I'm not sure if I'm supposed to add an extra year (my math ain't too great), but it doesn't really seem too important right now.

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Poster: cashel Date: May 2, 2004 7:19am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

and because I cannot pay twenty dollars for a dvd , I will not see this film

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Poster: Fuzzy Logic Date: May 3, 2004 4:03am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

This movie was available on the net till quite recently. It was removed due to bandwidth limits, and it will be restored similarly.

P.S., Imagine a memorable quote from "Gone with the Wind" coming here.

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Poster: cashel Date: May 3, 2004 9:50am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

Does that mean I might get a chance to see this film? I cannot afford to pay $20 for 16 minutes viewing.. Please let me know when further info is available

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffRick Prelinger Date: May 2, 2004 2:18am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

And then there is Luis Bunuel, the director (who always claimed Dali's contribution began and ended with the scenario), and also the producer, whose name I forget. Each is considered an author under European copyright law.

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Poster: movie boi Date: May 2, 2004 2:27am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Un Chien Andalou

I used Dali instead of Bunuel because he died more recently extending the copyright. The IMDB has Bunuel listed as the producer.